About us

About us

The dental referral management system is operated by FDS Consultants, a consortium of dental and medical NHS consultants based in the North West of England. The clinical team is supported by specialist administrators who ensure that the process of managing referrals is seamless.

All of our clinically qualified staff are registered with the General Dental Council and undertake regular continuing professional development. All clinical staff are on the appropriate GDC specialist list.

For information on contacting the GDC please click here

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Our mission statement

To deliver the safest, most effective and responsive dental referral management system across the UK. We are an innovative, pro-active and responsible service provider focused on improving patient experience whilst driving up the quality and outcomes of dental care.

We believe that every patient is entitled to know how, where and when their care is being managed and by using our unique tracking system they are as individuals, supported to do so in an easy and accessible manner. We don’t sit still – we strive to improve and develop the service we offer to every patient and service user.


Our values define and shape our service  – we aim to show that we are:

Committed: we never give up on getting better…

Fair: we make sure that anyone and everyone who needs it can gain simple access to the service with clear instructions and information…

Integrity: if we’re wrong we’ll admit it and do whatever we reasonably can to put it right…

Quality: we know that though the outcome is what counts, the journey to get there is equally important.

Our team is led by:

  • Anne Lamb
    Head of Operations
  • Nicola Rowbottom
    Referral Manager
  • Christopher Alvey
    Orthodontic Referral Lead
Area: Central Midlands | Cheshire & Merseyside | East Anglia and Essex | Greater Manchester | Lancashire | Thames Valley | Yorkshire & Humber